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Welcome to Thompson Cancer Survival Center


We are more than a world class cancer center. We are a cancer survival center, where leading cancer specialists use the most advanced technologies to achieve breakthrough successes in treating many types of cancer. Our physicians are supported by a team of patient navigators, dietitians, genetics counselors, clinical trial specialists, physicists, pharmacists, therapists, technologists, oncology nurses, social workers, and counselors are here to treat and beat cancer. In addition to the original downtown Knoxville location, Thompson facilities are located in West Knoxville, Oak Ridge, and Sevierville.

For more information about the Thompson Cancer Survival Center, call (865) 331-1678.


Save the date! 

First Annual Thompson Cancer Survival Center Conference:
Perspectives of Clinical Trials

Thompson Cancer Survival Center (TCSC) and Thompson Oncology Group (TOG) recognize the importance of clinical research and making it available for the communities we serve. Continuing education opportunities help clinical providers, patients, and the community stay current with developments and trials available and those on the horizon. This conference will provide research professionals, clinical providers, patients, and the community at large with an updated and enhanced understanding of oncology clinical research.


Learn more and register by clicking here.


Medical Oncology / Hematology Referrals
To refer a patient, call (865) 331-2060 or download and complete our
New Patient Referral Form and send via Fax to (865) 374-2083.

New Patient Paperwork
Are you a new Thompson Oncology Group patient? Save time at your appointment and complete your new patient paperwork in advance. Click here to download your forms. 


To help keep you safe from coronavirus (COVID-19),  telehealth visits are available. Learn more.

This facility complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. Click here to learn more.

Services Quick Links

Thompson Cancer Survival Center offers comprehensive medical specialties at our hospitals, outpatient centers and physician clinics.

For a full listing of our services, please visit our services page.

Patient Resources

Patients are the most important people at Thompson Cancer Survival Center. Use the quick links below to conveniently access your information, register for a class or event, or find a physician.

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Thompson Cancer Survival Center News

  • Pharmacy Technicians: The Unseen Impact on Patient Care

    Content authored by: Ragan S. Rutherford, CPhT, CSPT, at Thompson Cancer Survival Center How do Pharmacy Technicians impact patients’ care? We all see them, we likely all know a few, and we might even be related to one! The Pharmacy Technicians you most frequently see are likely those in a retail setting. They have specific […]

  • Nutrition to Prevent Cancer

    This content authored by: Amanda Mondini, RD, LD, Clinical Dietitian, Thompson Cancer Survival Center Can nutrition help prevent cancer? Yes! Keep reading to learn more. Some risk factors for cancer are non-modifiable, meaning that they cannot be changed. For example, you cannot change your genetics, family history, age, gender, race, and ethnicity. However, here’s the […]

  • Welcome Anthony DeSalvo, MD

    Anthony DeSalvo, MD Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Hematology, and Medical Oncology Fellowship:  Hematology and Medical Oncology Nassau County Medical Center/Nassau County University Hospital  SUNY Stony Brook East Meadow, NY Geriatrics North Shore University Medical Center  Cornell University Manhasset, NY Residency:  Internal Medicine  Nassau County Medical Center/Nassau County University Hospital  SUNY Stony Brook East Meadow, […]

  • Prostate Cancer: Worried it may be hereditary?

    Almost 1 in every 8 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer at some point in his life. But what does it mean for cancer to be hereditary? Content authored by: Ann Faulkner, Licensed Genetic Counselor, Thompson Cancer Survival Center Cancer develops when cells go haywire; the cells are growing and dividing out of control, […]

  • The Link Between Nutrition & Healing

    This post authored by Chelsea Johnson, MS, RD, LDN – Clinical Dietitian, Thompson Cancer Survival Center Why do we, clinical dietitians, talk about healing? Surgeries, treatment side effects, injuries, and chronic wounds are all reasons why healing is a priority for cancer patients. Proper healing helps patients continue treatment and their daily activities. Surprisingly, nutrition […]

  • Taking the Hospital Home – New Lung Cancer Research

    This content was written by Shelly Abrams, RN, BSN, Clinical Research Coordinator Can Mobile Devices Identify Post-Treatment Problems Early? ON TRAX – Evaluating a mobile technology monitoring device used in patients with inoperable Stage 3 Lung Cancer    Lung cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer deaths in men and women worldwide.  People […]

  • 5 Ways Oncology Pharmacists Keep You Safe

    This content was written by Nicholeah Lewallen, PharmD, BCPS Patients who have been diagnosed with cancer interact with many healthcare professionals and support services staff along their journey. They may see some providers only once or twice. Patients may see others regularly enough to think of them as family. There are some members of the […]

  • Genetic Counseling versus Genetic Testing

    Genetic Testing versus Genetic Counseling: What’s the Difference? This content was written by Alora Terry, LGC, at Thompson Cancer Survival Center In the past decade, the information available about genetic testing has greatly increased. It has become more readily available to people everywhere through commercial companies like AncestryDNA and 23andMe. There has also been an […]

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